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2004-2006

2003-2004

2003-2004

2003

1996-2001
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M.F.A in Illustration, WCSU, Danbury, CT

Paier College of Art

Gateway Community College (ESL)

English Language Institute at Yale, CT

BA in Art, Siauliai University, Lithuania
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[h4]Awards[/h4]
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2006

2006

2006

2006

2006

2006

2004

2004

2003

1999
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Winner of CT Review Magazine Competition, CT

Finalist for the Tuning Up for the 115th Anniversary, New Haven, CT

Winner of CT Review Magazine competition, CT

Master of Fine Arts Award, WCSU, CT

Finalist for the Tassy Walden Award-Guilford Art Assoc., Guilford, CT

Winner of Red Cygnet Publishing House Competition

Finalist for the Tassy Walden Award-Guilford Art Assoc., Guilford, CT

Person of the week “Branford Sound” Branford, CT

“Knights of Lithuania” scholarship recipient, New Haven, CT

Dean’s list, Siauliai University, Lithuania
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[h4]Art Education Experience[/h4]
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2004-Present

2007-2011

2007-2011

2007-2010

2007-2009

2006-2009

2005-2009

2006-2009

2005

2005

2000-2001
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Teaching: Private art classes

Teaching: Introduction to Arts and 2 D Design
classes, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT

Substituting through Kelly Services, CT

Teaching: Art classes, 5-8 grade students, Tabor Art School, Branford, CT

Teaching: Art classes, K-4 grade students, John B. Sliney School, Branford, CT

Teaching: Illustration and sculpture classes to children and adults, Wightwood School, Branford, CT

Teaching: Illustration and drawing class, Guilford Handcraft Center, CT

Teaching professional artists: Drawing classes, summer camp “Neringa,” VT

Critiqued undergraduate student art work in illustration class, WCSU Art Dept., Danbury, CT

Collaborated with professors to determine future student assignments, WCSU Art Dept., Danbury, CT

Art teacher, Middle School, Lithuania
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[h4]Professional Art Experience[/h4]
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Oct-Nov, 2010

2007-Present

2008-2010

2006-2010

2007

2006-2011

2006-Present

2007

2007

2007

2006

2006-2010

2005-2009

2006

2006

2004

2002-2009

1999-2000

1996-2001
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Participant in “Kids Euro Festival,” Washington, D.C.

“GIRO” show: painting on stilts, CT, CA, IL, MA, NY

“GIRO” show/ painting on stilts, Europe

Story Time Extravaganza and Art Show, San Francisco, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C.

“It Is How It Is” Performances and Art Show, Chicago, IL

Illustrating the page of European AB-CD book

Organizing the presentations of the book “Zoolidays” at various educational institutes, CT, IL, CA

Participated in Scholarship Review Committee for Visual Arts Award, Henry Carter Hull Library, Clinton, CT

Designed sets and props for Guilford High School production “South Pacific”, Guilford, CT

Designed sets and props for CT Ballroom Theatre Troupe’s show “The Sentimental Journey”, Branford, CT

Illustrated children’s book “Zoolidays”; published in September, 2006 by Red Cygnet

Creating a mural for the Chapel Haven Internet Café, New Haven, CT

Illustrating children’s book “King of the Frogs”

Submitted illustration for children’s book “Bill Clinton”

Submitted the book dummy for “Red Cygnet Press” contest

Designed sets and props for Walsh Intermediate School show “We’re the People”, Branford, CT

Serving as assistant to artist Robert Reynolds

Functioned as illustrator assistant, elementary math text books

Organized fashion design shows, Lithuania
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2006-Present

2010-2012

2010

2006-2012

2009

2009

2007-2010

2007

2007

2007

2007

2006

2006

2005

2005

2005

2005

2005

2005

2004

2004

2004

2004

2003
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Exhibit in Chapel Haven Internet Cafe, New Haven, CT

Exhibit “The Art of Collaborative Giving”, Wallingford, CT

Exhibit “Milk in’ It”, Left Bank Gallery, Essex, CT

Exhibit “Let’s Dance in Rhythm” Branford, CT

Exhibit at Paul Gervais Gallery, Ridgefield, CT

Hospice Gallery, Branford, CT

Mary Lou Fisher Gallery, Guilford, CT

Seton Gallery University of New Haven, CT

Creative Arts Workshop, “Cultural Passages”, New Haven, CT

Cartus Corporation Art Exhibit LVIII, Danbury, CT

“It Is How It Is” Chicago, IL

Prince Gallery, New York, NY

Café George by Paula, New Haven, CT

Silo Gallery, New Milford, CT

Blue Hand Studio, Branford, CT

Exhibit in Utrecht Gallery Space, New Haven, CT

Country Life: The Farm and the Woods”, New Milford, CT

34th Annual SCBWI Summer Conference in Los Angeles, CA

SCBWI New England Conference

“Blue Hand” Studio in Branford

13th Annual Community Art Auction

Parkinson Disease Institute at Old Saybrook Gallery, CT

Student Art Exhibit at the Madison Art Cinema Gallery, Madison, CT

Paier College of Art, Hamden, CT
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[h4]Skills[/h4]
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Proficient in these computer programs: Photoshop CS5, Painter 9, animation programs, Illustrators Programs, Microsoft Office Suite, I Pages, Keynote.
Proficient in English, Lithuanian and Russian languages.
Active listening, critical and creative thinking, complex problem solving.
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